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What makes a good home inspection in Toronto?

  A Toronto home inspection is a third party evaluation of your property. Professional home inspectors examine numerous components of a house, condo or other structure in order to identify defects as well as health and safety issues. This gives you the ability to review the present condition of the home and make a decision about whether or not you want to proceed with the...
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Home Maintenance Plan

As a Registered Home Inspector in Toronto, I’ve been trained to identify deficiencies in a home.  By far the majority of deficiencies observed are related to minor and improper maintenance which, when left unattended too long can lead to very expensive repairs.  With human nature being what it is, these types of deficiencies are generally left until such time where they are motivated to act, such as when...
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A Fall Furnace Checklist

Here are a few reminders to prepare you for the upcoming colder months.  These simple items will help you be ready for the winter season. Check the electrical panel and make sure the breaker for the furnace is on. Then head back to the utility room where the furnace resides and  make sure the switch for the heating system is in the "on" position. Once this task has been completed it is a great...
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Buyer Beware – How home inspections are worth their weight in gold

This piece is the first issue of a 12 part series that will take you through each of the homes major system and components, identify time and money saving tips to preserve and enhance the value of your home, as well has many health and safety issues that many may not have every considered before. Historically speaking buying a home is often considered the smartest financial decision you will every make. ...
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Importance of Air sampling for mould spores inspection

Mould is one of the most undesirable conditions which a house can develop and it is no less than the house version of cancer. These microscopic, multi-cellular organisms are a type of fungi, which grow and thrive in areas where there is a constant presence of moisture. These asexual organisms multiply on their own. The reproductive formations are called spores and they have a tendency of germinating. The...
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